AUA best practice statement recommends cryosurgery in certain prostate cancers

October 2008
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p36
The article discusses a best practice statement regarding cryosurgery as a primary treatment option, issued by the American Urological Association in 2008. Included in the recommendations are procedure requirements for maximum efficacy in tissue freeze rate, temperature monitoring, nadir temperature, thaw rate and freeze cycles. When selecting patients eligible for cryosurgery, it is advised that gland volume, lymph node dissection and comorbidities should be considered.


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